Violence and Non-Violence, Once Again
The discussion/argument over “non-violence” is tired. It is a fight one can never really win because we don’t get to define what “violence” is. Power defines it.
The following is the best thing I have read about “violence” & “non-violence” and it relates directly to police and social control.
what remains in the category of “non-violence” according to the rationality of the police, it is the absolute, uncritical obedience to their authority…
in short, “non-violence” according to the police means the uncritical compliance with the growing arbitrary power of the sovereign.